Stand Up Paddle Rental Essaouira
Stand up paddling for sure is the most accesible watersport in our range and very easy and quick to learn. For us at the ION CLUB Stand UP Padddling is therefore much more than simply a no wind activitiy. It´s a great way to exolore the coastline, use it for a little workout or SUP Yoga session, or take your kids along on a little tour. When it comes to waves, Stand up paddling not only is great fun, it also makes catching a wave and riding it so much easier.
All our Centers around the world, feature a great variety of different Fanatic SUP Boards. If you already have a windsurf or kitesurf rental package booked with us, you´re free to also use our SUP Boards whenever like.
If not, book your SUP Board now and add some great fun activitiy to your holiday with us!
SUP Equipment Rental
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
- Swimming costume/shorts
Stand Up Paddle is a sport similar to surfing, the difference is, that you use a paddle to move forward and you are standing on the board. This sport, like most of the other water sports, is coming from Hawaii, where it is practised since the 50 ties. Since a few years already the S.U.P has arrived in Europe and is enjoying since 2010 a big success. However, this is really not surprising. No matter if you head out into flat water or waves, if it’s windy or windless, if you see S.U.P as pure workout or as an relaxing trip over the sea – it’s great fun in any conditions, it trains your body and improves your balance and it can be done by anyone.
To start with, the easiest way is to be on your knees and as you get more secure progressively stand up on the board. Let the fun begin !
All participants must know how to swim
All our ION CLUBs offer some tailormade SUP Excursions and Activities depending on their location. If you feel like having a real adventure, you can join us on a SUP Crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. On Mauritius we teach you how to catch a wave with your SUP Board and in Golf de Roses we organise SUP Breakfast & Sunrise excursions.
Join a SUP Yoga Session in Dakhla or let us organise a custom made Excursion or Event for you in whatever ION CLUB Destination you are!
Feel free to use our Stand Up paddle boards if you have booked a minimum of 3 consecutive days of windsurf or kitesurf rental, we won’t charge any extras for it !
If you are not a guest already, you have the possibility to rent it of course.
A word about
ION CLUB Essaouira
Essaouira is a coastal city with beaches as far as the eye can see and counts amongst the "model destinations" for windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers worldwide. The architecture of the old town is strongly influenced by Portuguese, French, and Berber culture. The massive appearance of the walls gives the city a mystical sublimity and explains it’s original name “Mogador“ – small fortress.
Essaouira is a perfect all-round spot, with great conditions for windsurfers, Kitesurfers, and Surfers alike. The wind blows side shore from the right and especially during the summer months, the steady trade winds get reinforced by the thermic and often reach up to 6-7 Bft.
Our ION CLUB Center in Essaouira is situated around 20 minutes walk from the Medina and offers beside the latest equipment from Duotone, Fanatic, and ION all facilities you could wish for.
The Ocean Vagabond Restaurant and Bar next door, takes care of hungry and thirsty Surfers and offers sunbeds to relax on the terrace.
May, June, July, August
The wind blows sideshore from the right. Some days it is a bit gusty and turns slightly offshore at wind speeds of more than 7 Beaufort. Between June and August the thermal enforces the trade wind, creating more challenging conditions for kitesurfers.
Downwind of the centre, the wave conditions are particularly great in spring and autumn (1-2 meters). Due to the strong wind, the waves are slightly smaller from mid June to August (0.5-1 meters). Beginners and speed surfers are in good hands further upwind of the bay.
HOW TO GET TO ESSAOUIRA ?
Leave the airport and follow the road to the city center. On the first cross, you can see the sign "Essaouira" on the left side. Follow the road about 170 km till you arrive in Essaouira. The roads are well repaired and the trip will take you about 2 hours. When you arrive in Essaouira you take the coast street with the ocean on your left side. Follow this road till you see the ION CLUB Center. The center is built out of wood with blue and white colors and is called “Ocean Vagabond”.
Leave the airport and take the road to the city center. When you arrive at the main coast street you will see the sign “Essaouira". Follow this road about 180 km. It will take about 3 hours because there are a lot of turns in the road. When you arrive at the first crossing in Essaouira, go straight to the coast street, you will find ION CLUB Center on your left in the blue and white chalet called “Ocean Vagabond”.
Boulevard Mohammed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 17 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.